Social Work-Adults -Safeguarding

Location South Gloucestershire
Salary £27.00 - £30.30 per hour
Please note, this role is for a Personal Advisor (similar skills to Social Work Assistant required) - “this is a face to face role, therefore you must have access, sometimes at short notice, to service users within the South Glos region” while reports/admin can be done from home, this role will not suit people that cannot get to the BS37 5AF address easily.
The Transition to Independence Team works with young people leaving care and support them to have a positive transition to adulthood.

You will make a difference by being the lead professional for young people aged between 16-25 leaving care. You will ensure you develop strong trusting relationships with a solid understanding of the issues and challenges that affect them. You’ll be able to support and guide them with your knowledge and expertise to access an array of health services, assist with setting up and managing benefits as well as accessing and maintaining education and employment.

What will you be doing?
You will deliver inclusive personalised pathway plans to maximise young people’s independence ensuring that relevant legislation, codes of practice, and good practice guides are implemented and service standards are met.
You will maintain contact with and deliver pathway plans in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Personal Advisor role.
You will provide support and specialist advice and guidance as well as advocacy on behalf of young people.
You will liaise with contacts from different sectors, including health, housing, education and voluntary sectors ensuring good communication in order to deliver an effective service.
You will know when to take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable young people.
You will maintain confidential reports and case notes, record care plans and risk assessments in accordance with professional and Council guidelines.
You will need a relevant qualification to NVQ3 level or equivalent, or considerable experience of working with young people in a professional environment, (e.g. residential social work, youth work, career advisory work, young people’s drugs work or mentoring).
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice as well processes and procedures related to leaving care.
You will have good interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to build relationships and engage successfully with young people, their families and professionals.
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.